I have sent a corrected version of my email to the list. Its ear, I hope is
now as it should be. Thank you Ruth Stewart. I am determined to go forward
with it's and its clearly differentiated. I realize I have learned and
forgotten this lesson several times. I hope this time will be the charm.
Happily, I have not doubt that I will remember the image of the woodpecker
with its head pressed so sweetly against the tree without difficulty or
On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 10:08 PM R Stewart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I love reading the posts about birds, but its and it's is my topic
> This is one of the most common grammatical errors, but so simple to get
> It's (with the apostrophe) ALWAYS means IT IS. It is never used as a
> possessive... such as my ear, its ear....
> Its (no apostrophe) is used in all other cases.
> If you can't substitute *it is* for your use, then it's ---- its---- that
> you use.
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